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Although Archie Wasn't Granted The Title Of 'Prince', He Can Still Get It Once His Grandfather, Prince Charles, Ascends The Throne

Date August 10, 2019 01:58

The highly anticipated names of the latest addition to the royal family were finally made public. New parents Harry and Meghan named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Although Archie Wasn't Granted The Title Of 'Prince', He Can Still Get It Once His Grandfather, Prince Charles, Ascends The ThroneGetty Images / Ideal Image

Apart from not having the names the press expected, little Archie also didn't have any of the predicted titles.

We presume the reason for this exception is that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want Archie to have a normal life, with limited royal responsibilities.

Although he wasn't granted the title of 'Prince', he could have gotten other customary titles like the Earl of Dumbarton, which is one of his father's titles, but it seems his parents turned the offer down.

According to the 1917 Lord's Patent, as decreed by King George V, titles can exclusively go to the grandchildren of the monarch and not the great-grandchildren.

This rule automatically exempts Archie from being granted a title. Nevertheless, Archie can still become a prince, by default, as soon as his grandfather, Prince Charles, ascends the throne.

Although Archie Wasn't Granted The Title Of 'Prince', He Can Still Get It Once His Grandfather, Prince Charles, Ascends The ThroneGetty Images / Ideal Image

However, a renowned author, Marlene Koenig, thinks otherwise. While talking to Harper's Bazaar, she deduced that:

"Archie will never be a prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He will live a privileged life, but will never have official engagements or royal patronages."

Although Archie Wasn't Granted The Title Of 'Prince', He Can Still Get It Once His Grandfather, Prince Charles, Ascends The ThroneGetty Images / Ideal Image

She also added that:

"There will be constraints on his life, but not the same ones that will keep the Cambridge kids, who are being raised as children of a future king."

This is possibly what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want for their baby boy, as they have even taken him from London to Windsor.

Although Archie Wasn't Granted The Title Of 'Prince', He Can Still Get It Once His Grandfather, Prince Charles, Ascends The ThroneGetty Images / Ideal Image

Regardless, it is common knowledge that Prince Charles intends to initiate a new decree that will invalidate George V's. For now, it is only the Queen that has the power to make Archie a prince via new letters patent.

Whatever decision is made about little Archie's royal status, one thing is certain. He will forever be a treasured member of the royal family. All signs already point to that!

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